[under] Out of the Brew
Private View + Music + Cocktails 6-9pm Thu 25th May 2017
Open 12-9pm Fri 26th
The machinic phylum is materiality, natural or artificial, and both simultaneously; it is matter in movement, in flux, in variation, matter as a conveyor of singularities and traits of expression.
– Deleuze and Guattari
Compiler invites you to join us in a pulsating slime-scape that permeates the boundaries of digital and organic, virtual and physical, and self and non-self. Does it matter? brings together five London-based artists whose work traces the relationship between matter and identity. Their work is intuitive, inquisitive and performative, investigating the way in which our individual realities are created through the mediation of pure form and raw matter.
Through video, interactive installation, sound and slime, this exhibition challenges the idea of digital technology as virtual or immaterial. It reminds us that our relationship to the digital world is also one of materiality: of circuits, wires, and silicon. The inter/trans-materiality that emerges through this relationship creates messy, unstable substances that obstruct, disrupt and interfere with the surfaces of our identity.